Why Do I Need a Florida Human Trafficking Lawyer?

January 31, 2021 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Why Do I Need a Florida Human Trafficking Lawyer?

What a Human Trafficking Attorney Can Do For Your Case

Human trafficking in the state of Florida is a criminal enterprise that rakes in millions of dollars every year. People of all backgrounds, races, nationalities, and genders suffer because of this crime not only injures but dehumanizes them as well. Human trafficking survivors that make it out of this ordeal may get a new lease on life but the residual damage that comes from trafficking is an immense obstacle to overcome. This is why many human trafficking survivors file civil lawsuits against those who are liable for the damages they suffered because they either acted or failed to act in a way that enabled their trafficking. Filing and winning a lawsuit of any kind requires preparation, experience, and skill. This is why it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a personal injury lawyer. that specializes in cases involving human trafficking.

Not Every Lawyer Can Help You With Your Case

One of the most common misconceptions people have about lawyers is that they are a one size fits all professional. As legal professionals, lawyers can come in a variety of focuses and specializations when it comes to the broad purview of the law. Some attorneys may claim to be a jack of all trades but they also end up being masters of nothing.  Many people make the mistake of thinking that a criminal defense or tax lawyer that they might have worked with in the past will be good legal representation for their human trafficking claim. This simply will not work because when it comes to a human trafficking lawsuit you will be dealing with civil law; specifically, personal injury law. This means different rules, procedures, burdens of proof, and laws that will have to be dealt with. As with any case, having a lawyer familiar with the ins and outs of a type of case is essential when it comes to getting the edge in your case. 

Human Trafficking Lawyers Know Your Rights

One of the biggest barriers facing many human trafficking survivors when it comes to seeking compensation for damages they suffered while trafficked is a lack of knowledge of their rights. Filing a lawsuit comes with a certain degree of complication. The process alone can sometimes be daunting to those who are not acquainted with legal proceedings and on top of it all is a defendant party that is doing everything in their power to make sure that you fail. Knowing what you are entitled to, the limits of your privacy, as well as your options when it comes to seeking compensation, is what can make a human trafficking lawyer indispensable.

A Human Trafficking Lawyer Can Negotiate a Settlement

While negotiating may not seem all too exclusive of a skill, a human trafficking lawyer has a unique edge that nobody else can provide. An experienced human trafficking lawyer will know exactly what your damages are worth, how far they can push, how to reason with the other side, and the legal minutiae that can make the difference on the negotiating table so that you don't get lowballed or have negotiations fall through. 

Avoiding a Human Trafficking Trial

Many human trafficking cases do not always have to go as far as a full trial. In fact, many personal injury cases of all kinds end up being settled out of court. This is usually in the best interest of all parties. Lawsuits that go all the way to a trial can take up to several years to get resolved. During all of that time, there are all kinds of costs that can spring up and drain what finances you have and you will still be dealing with the damages that led to you filing the lawsuit in the first place the whole time.  On the other hand, the defendant party will also be dealing with the costs and headaches that come with going to trial so in an effort to avoid this both parties will typically attempt to negotiate a settlement that will satisfy both parties. 

Going to Trial With a Human Trafficking Lawsuit

In certain cases, it is almost impossible to avoid a trial. This will typically occur if the defendant does not believe that you have a strong enough case to beat them in a trial, the damages you are claiming raise the stakes high enough that they can't settle, or they think they can win a war of attrition by prolonging your case so that you are forced to withdraw for financial reasons.  Having an experienced human trafficking lawyer at your side in these circumstances is essential. A good attorney will not only be able to negotiate a settlement on your behalf but will be willing and able to represent you in court. Some lawyers will take the easy settlement to avoid a trial but it is possible to get the full value of compensation you deserve from a trial when you acquire the assistance of an attorney with experience trying a case in court.

Florida Human Trafficking Lawsuit Attorneys

If you or a loved one are a survivor of human trafficking and believe that certain parties are liable for the damages that you suffered during your ordeal because of negligent actions then do not hesitate to contact Dolman Law Group. Our attorneys are ready to provide a free consultation to hear the details of your case and provide information on what legal options are available to you. Dolman Law Group has been serving the people of Florida case by case for years and ensuring that our clients not only get compensation for the damages that they unjustly suffered but have their case fought for by attorneys that are invested in its success. Dolman Law provides experienced legal representation with the resources one would expect from a large firm while also ensuring your case is handled in a sensitive and professional manner by attorneys that will remain in contact with you every step of the way.  To set up a consultation with Dolman Law Group you can either call our office at (866) 826-1298 or fill out a contact form online Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA 800 North Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33765 (866) 826-1298  


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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